Local Politics

Latest Edgewater Hospital Plan Unveiled

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February 9, 2013
Latest Edgewater Hospital Plan Unveiled

40th Ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor hosted a meeting to discuss development plans for the Edgewater Hospital property this past Tuesday at St. Gregory High School. Approximately 200 people attended and heard Alderman O’Connor outline the current plan for the development of the former Edgewater Hospital property. Ald. O’Connor recapped the years of development, or...
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Local Pols Host Discussion on Pension Issues

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January 10, 2013
Local Pols Host Discussion on Pension Issues

Local politicians, 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar, County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (D-10th Dist.), County Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12th Dist.)  and State Representative Ann Williams (D-11th Dist.), hosted a town hall meeting Thursday evening at St. Benedict High School to discuss the pension crises facing the City, County and State.  The overflow crowd heard what could only...
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Parents 4 Teachers meet to show support during strike

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September 12, 2012
Parents 4 Teachers meet to show support during strike

  On day two of the Chicago  teachers strike a group of Chicago Public School parents, teachers and supporters met at Luther Memorial Hall for a “Strike Camp”.  Speakers included Emilio Perez who spoke movingly of the need of the country to educate the 98% and to respect all children of all abilities. Karen...
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David Ratowitz Speaker at Bug House Square

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July 28, 2012
David Ratowitz Speaker at Bug House Square

Local lawyer  David Ratowitz spoke as the lead speaker on stage one at this years Bug House Square celebration of free speech.  His topic on “Progressives and Segregation” was interrupted several times by hecklers and spontaneous questions from the crowd.  All to be expected at Bug House Square. To view a gallery of the days...
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Public Meeting About Potential Irving & Campbell Development

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July 19, 2012
Public Meeting About Potential Irving & Campbell Development

  The new West 47th Neighborhood Assoication and its spokesman, Mike Roberts, hosted a one hour public meeting open to area residents for 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar to answer questions concerning several development proposals for the former Illinois Battery property on the southeast corner of Irving Park Road and Campbell Thursday evening at the Revere Park Field...
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Can’t Blame the Weather

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March 20, 2012
Can’t Blame the Weather

Despite the finest weather on an Election Day in recent memory, politicians expect a very low voter turnot.  Early numbers in the 47th Ward suggests that the Romney v. Santorum race is drawing an surprising high number of Republican ballots.  Check out Election Day photos from around the 47th Ward at the Welles Park...
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Ronen Become Unacknowledged Elephant in Room for 14th District Race

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March 18, 2012
Paula Basta, 14th District candidate for State House

The 14th Dist Primary race is coming down to continuing concerns over charges made against ward boss Carol Ronen
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Chicago Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny

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March 17, 2012
Chicago Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny Chicago’s 56th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Ravenswood resident, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, welcomed Irish Taoiseach (the Irish word for prime minister) Enda Kenny to this year’s festivities in honor the patron saint of Ireland, Patrick.  Tens of thousands of Chicagoans celebrated the warmest St. Patrick’s...
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Fritchey, Tobolski Propose Ordinance In Aftermath of Morgue Scandal

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February 2, 2012
Fritchey pix

A scandal at the Cook County morgue over the storage of bodies is leading to legislation to limit the appointment of the county medical examiner.
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Local campaign fund raising- Part 2

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January 30, 2012

A Bulldog study found area politicians are able to raise and maintain political campaign chests totaling millions of dollars, with some candidate going into debt to win races and other candidates losing, but maintaining campaign funds.
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